Friday night, I went to a friend's house for a pool party. I can't really remember the last time I went swimming, probably our trip to Florida three years ago. That actually kind of makes me sad because I love the pool! When I was growing up, my friend Elizabeth had a pool and I… Continue reading Swim, Swam, Swum
Yesterday I had an appointment with my primary care physician, a doctor I've been seeing for 4 or 5 years. Up until yesterday, I was pretty sure she and I were on the same page regarding my weight. Narrator: They weren't. She does the exam and is inputting all of the information into her computer,… Continue reading I Didn’t Come Here For That: Advocating For Yourself at the Doctor’s Office
Hello! My name is Jill and I am fat. (Hi, Jill). It is important for me to tell you this because I want to make sure there are no illusions or misunderstandings about what this blog is and who I am. Fat is not a four letter word in my world. It is not an… Continue reading Coming Out As Fat
When I started The Year of the Phoenix in January 2012, I had just turned 30 and wanted to discuss life as a thirtysomething. It quickly became clear, however, that readers were most interested in my physical transformation, so about six months later I rebranded as a "healthy living blog." Let's be real: it… Continue reading Rising From the Flames Yet Again
Disclaimer: I was given a discount on my ticket for blogging about this event and the venue spaceOver the weekend, I had the opportunity to hang out with some fellow local bloggers for a blogging meetup! The event was hosted at Borrow Vintage + Eclectic Rentals, which is this really incredible space here in Cleveland… Continue reading Blogger Meet Up at Borrow!